Muslims in the WestSemester Course

Muslims in the West, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Religious Studies, Sociology
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

This is an interdisciplinary course that combines sociology of religion, anthropology, political science, and gender studies. You learn these theories and methodologies by working on a wide selection of topics related to contemporary European forms of Islam such as DIY imams, pop-up mosques, IslamOnline, Salafi dating, rebel music, Islamic fashion, social movements, Islamic feminism, and the political effects of terrorism.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Anthropology, Gender Studies, Political Science


Jesper Petersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD candidate at Lund University in History of Religions and Religious Behavioral Studies with a project on “The institutionalization of Islamic feminism”. Furthermore, specialized in practiced sharia in a European context. Author of "From Harem to Islamic Feminism " about the battle of the sexes in Egypt and "The Women of Medina" about women at the time of Mohammed. Traveled extensively in countries from Morocco to Indonesia and lived for two years in the Middle East. With DIS since 2014.